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Old 10-26-2010, 10:23 AM
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What PDA to get for LR shooting

I have been shooting with Leupold VH reticles out to 500yds for several years, but want to start extending my range. I going to send one of my scopes to Leupold for the CDS dial. I have a good rangefinder and wind meter but wondered what PDA's and ballistics programs people here are using.

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Old 10-26-2010, 12:40 PM
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Re: What PDA to get for LR shooting

i use the dell axim x30 and my friends have a couple x51's. craigslist or ebay, usually around $60 bucks with an extra battery and charging cradle etc. we are using the exbal program.
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Old 10-26-2010, 01:47 PM
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Re: What PDA to get for LR shooting

Your other options are an iTouch or iPhone and get iSnipe or Bullet flight for a couple of bucks.
Or get an android phone and get shooter for $10. Brian Litz rates this program and there is a thread on here somewhere about it.

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Old 10-26-2010, 02:58 PM
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Re: What PDA to get for LR shooting

I think you'll find the majority of the guys around here use either LoadBase or Exbal. LoadBase runs under the Windows platform. Exbal has a version for Windows and another version for Palms.

There are several software packages for the Iphone/Itouch and my hunting buddy uses Bullet Flite on his ITouch and likes it just fine. I usually use LoadBase on a Dell Axim in the field, plus on my PC at home. I also use Shooter on my HTC Evo Android and it's also a great program but when it gets right down to it I pull out the Dell Axim with LoadBase on it.

Most of them get the job done, especially at shorter ranges but you may find that one or two work better for you at longer ranges and under widely varied conditions.

Whatever you use just remember that the data you put in has to be correct and the way you use the software can determine whether or not it works satisfactorily for you. Use the search feature and you'll find a ton of information.
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Re: What PDA to get for LR shooting

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Your other options are an iTouch or iPhone and get iSnipe or Bullet flight for a couple of bucks.
Stu.
I've got ballistic FTE & iSnipe on my Itouch, couldnt see it being any better or worse than a PDA
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Re: What PDA to get for LR shooting

I am excellent at breaking cell phones in my pocket on the ranch, so I think I would want a separate PDA I could carry in my daypack.

The Dell Axim sounds popular so far so I'll probably look at those. Once I have one do I just purchase Exbal on my PC and transfer it, and if so what type cord do I need for the Axim. I want to make sure I get what accessories are necessary with the Axim when I buy one.

Thanks again, Heath
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Re: What PDA to get for LR shooting

If you go with Exbal on a Dell Axim you will just need a USB cord to connect it to the computer for the installation. You get Exbal for the PC and another version for the PPC. You can either buy them separate or together as a package. My Dell came with a charging station that also hooks to the PC via USB.
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